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Archive of posts published in the tag: Jason Riley

Catharsis is not Progress

The fact that the history of the Tulsa massacre is such an outrage is because it is so rare today; indicative of the phenomenal progress we have made. We cannot change the past but we can impact the future. That means reckoning with the past honestly but also reckoning with the present honestly.  In Discrimination and Disparities Thomas Sowell addresses several other causes of inequities other than discrimination in the past and the present.  Real progress requires honesty more than outrage.

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The Sins of Others

Modern Critical Race Theory is sin with no redemption. Redemption of any sort would excise the political power from the movement. As it is practiced the movement depends more on appeasing white liberal elites than empowering Black individuals and communities.

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The False Identity of the American Founding

“Properly understood, the “1619 Project” isn’t about black history. It’s about today’s racial disparities. It’s about applying current ideologies to past events, in the continuing attempt to blame the past actions of whites for the current problems of blacks.”

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The Democrats Need a New Organizing Principle

From Jason Riley at The WSJ,   Democrats Are Obsessed With Race. Donald Trump Isn’t: Since when does a weekend gathering of “nearly 275” white nationalists in a country of more than 320 million people warrant front-page coverage in major newspapers?…

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A Distinction without a Difference

From The Wall Street Journal The Democrats’ Socialist Surge by Jason Riley: excerpt: If the Democratic Party once felt the need to distinguish itself from socialism, that no longer seems to be the case. When Mr. Sanders entered Congress in…

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Respect the Jury

Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal, Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial: Excerpts: The jury’s only job in the Zimmerman trial was to determine whether the defendant broke the law when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year in…

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Crime and Culture, not Race, is the Issue

Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal, Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial: Excerpts: Any candid debate on race and criminality in this country would have to start with the fact that blacks commit an astoundingly disproportionate number of…

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Minimum Wage Laws are Racist

Jason Riley writes Minimum Expectations in The Wall Street Journal, 2/13/13 (Political Diary- may require subscription ) Excerpts: There is something sadly ironic about watching the nation’s first black president call for an increase in the federal minimum wage during…

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